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Nasdaq Hearings Panel Grants SkyPeople's Request to Remain Listed on The Nasdaq Stock Market Subject to Conditions

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XI'AN, China, Jan. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- SkyPeople Fruit Juice, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPU) ("SkyPeople" or "the Company"), a producer of fruit juice concentrates, fruit juice beverages and other fruit-related products, today announced that the Nasdaq Hearings Panel (the "Panel") has granted SkyPeople's request to remain listed on The Nasdaq Stock Market subject to certain conditions.

These conditions are that on or before January 30, 2017, the Company shall inform the Panel that it is current in its periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC").  Further, the Company must be able to demonstrate compliance with all requirements for continued listing on The Nasdaq Stock Market.  In the event the Company is unable to do so, its securities may be delisted from The Nasdaq Stock Market. The Company is also required during the current exception period up until January 30, 2017 to provide prompt notification of any significant event which includes, but is not limited to, any event that may call into question the Company's historical financial information or that may impact the Company's ability to maintain compliance with any Nasdaq listing requirement or exception deadline.

On December 15, 2016, the Company had a hearing before the Panel to appeal the delisting determination from the Staff of the Listing Qualifications Department of Nasdaq (the "Nasdaq Staff"). The hearing was a result of delisting determination letters from Nasdaq Staff notifying the Company that it had not filed its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015 and its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2016, June 30, 2016 and September 30, 2016, and so its securities were subject to delisting.

The Company has now filed both its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015 and its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2016 with the SEC.

The Company believes that it will be able to file its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended June 30, 2016 and September 30, 2016, respectively, by January 30, 2017, the date by which the Panel has indicated that the Company must be current in its periodic filings with the SEC.

"We are pleased with the decision of the hearing panel and are confident that we will be able to file our quarterly reports with the SEC by the time indicated by the Panel," said Mr. Hongke Xue, Chief Executive Officer of SkyPeople. "We remain focused on our operations and strategic growth plans and are appreciative of the support that our shareholders have shown us as we become current with our filings."

About SkyPeople Fruit Juice, Inc.

SkyPeople Fruit Juice, Inc., a Florida company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Pacific Industry Holding Group Co., Ltd. ("Pacific"), a Vanuatu company, and SkyPeople Juice International Holding (HK) Ltd., a company organized under the laws of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China and a wholly owned subsidiary of Pacific, holds 73.42% ownership interest in SkyPeople Juice Group Co., Ltd. ("SkyPeople (China)") and 100% ownership interest in SkyPeople Foods (China) Co., Ltd. ("SkyPeople Foods China"). SkyPeople (China) and ("SkyPeople Foods China"), together with their operating subsidiaries in China, are engaged in the production and sales of fruit juice concentrates, fruit beverages, and other fruit related products in the PRC and overseas markets. The Company's fruit juice concentrates are sold to domestic customers and exported directly or via distributors. Fruit juice concentrates are used as a basic ingredient component in the food industry. Its brands, "Hedetang" and "SkyPeople," which are registered trademarks in the PRC, are positioned as high quality, healthy and nutritious end-use juice beverages. For more information, please visit http://www.skypeoplefruitjuice.com.

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All written or oral forward-looking statements attributable to us are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary notice, including, without limitation, those risks and uncertainties described in our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015 and otherwise in our SEC reports and filings, including the final prospectus for our offering. Such reports are available upon request from the Company, or from the Securities and Exchange Commission, including through the SEC's Internet website at http://www.sec.gov. We have no obligation and do not undertake to update, revise or correct any of the forward-looking statements after the date hereof, or after the respective dates on which any such statements otherwise are made.


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Cindy Liu, Investor Relations Manager 

SkyPeople Fruit Juice, Inc.

Tel:   China + 86 - 29-8837-7161 

Email: skypeople_annie@163.com

Web: http://www.skypeoplefruitjuice.com 

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